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message and reprising some of his greatest hits from the campaign trail. >> and he announced james mattis, whose nomination does come with a serious legal hurdle. as for today, the president-elect has a day full of meetings to fill more >> reporter: more than three weeks the president-elect has been couped up in one of three properties working on the transition, interviewing potential cabinet picks. last night, that changed. the president-elect got back into his, i guess you could say more natural habitat. has alisyn said not a lot like president-elect trump, a lot like candidate trump. >> the victory was so great. we have the house, the senate and the presidency. >> reporter: president-elect donald trump saying thank you and i told you so. >> remember, you cannot get to
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270 dishonest press. >> reporter: returning to the stage where he appears most comfortable in delivering an unmistakable message. the candidate who won a stunning victory three weeks ago is here to stay. >> i love this stuff. should i go on with this just a little bit longer? >> reporter: the president-elect boasting about breaking hillary clinton's blue wall. >> we didn't break it, we shattered that sucker. that poor wall is busted up. >> reporter: taking a jab at his former opponent while firing up the crowd with some red meat. >> we did have a lot of fun fighting hillary, didn't we? >> reporter: but also calling for unity of the deeply divided nation after a contentious election. >> we condemned bigotry and prejudice in all of its forms. we denounce all of the hatred. and we forcefully reject the language of exclusion and
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separation. we're going to come together. we have no choice. we have to and it's better. >> reporter: trump stressing the populous message that won him the white house. >> from now on it's going to be america first. okay. >> reporter: while doubling down on key campaign promises. >> we are repealing and replacing obama care. we will finally end illegal immigration. have to. we will construct a great wall at the border. >> reporter: and veering off script to break some big news about his own cabinet. >> i want to save the suspense for next week. and don't let it outside of this room. >> reporter: trump announcing that he is selected retired marine general james mattis as his secretary of defense. >> mad dog mattis. they say he's the closest thing to general george patton that we
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have. >> reporter: while defending the other cabinet picks he made so far. >> he knows how to make money. i've been honest. i said i am going to be putting on the greatest killers you've ever seen. >> reporter: the raucous rally coming on the heels of trump's victory lap at the carrier plant in indiana. >> companies are not going to leave the united states any more without consequences. not going to happen. >> reporter: the president-elect touting the deal. spear headed by his running mate, current governor of indiana, to keep nearly 1,000 jobs in the state. >> carrier chose to stay in indiana because america chose to make donald trump the next president of the united states. >> reporter: and, alisyn, an interesting wrinkle to keep an eye on. on that defense secretary nomination. james mattis has only been retired since 2013. he needs to be retired for more than seven years to be eligible for the position. i talked to trump transition officials and they don't believe
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it is going to be a problem getting congressional officials to secure a waiver for him to be eligible for the spot. senator john mccain, matt thornberry both said they're ready to get to work. but keep an eye on democrats. kristen jillibrand came out she was opposed to granting that waiver. it is a fundamental principle of american democracy to keep civilian control of the democracy. we don't expect major problems but one key voice opposed to that process. >> phil, thanks for that reporting. let's discuss all of this including last night's rally. we had politics editor for jason johnson and national political reporter for "new york times" alex burns and cnn political correspondent dana bash. great to see all of you. alex, help us understand why this seven-year transition period from being in the military to serving in the
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cabinet was important, is important? >> well, historically, it's seen as one of the bull works and separation of power is between control of the military and control of civilian government. that the principle in the united states is that you have people who are not in uniform commanding people who are in uniform. the notion that you have donald trump with no military experience of his own referring to a recently retired member of the military, we've never really seen something like that before. having said that, i think you're probably not going to hear all that much criticism from the hill because concerned about trump's inexperience are going to be reassured by the election of mattis. >> when they created the defense department after world war ii, they wrote it into law. lawmakers thought it was so important and then they change it to seven years. but it is something that is on paper, but i'm not sure the paper is going to matter, dana, because people in congress, by
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and large, seem to like general mattis. >> it is a principle that senator gillibrand said. but every situation is different. and to your point, donald trump is very inexperienced on the world stage. not just that, you also have a lot of democrats and, frankly, maybe more importantly republicans, hawks like john mccain who really like mattis who see mattis' positions on some things, like, for example, russia. he's very critical of russia. of the russian leader, vladimir putin, who donald trump has not been critical of. so the people on capitol hill who are concerned about donald trump are hoping that mattis can steer him in the more critical direction of russia. and then just take water boarding, for example. i mean, that is a perfect example of during the campaign donald trump said over and over
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again that he wants to reinstate enhanced interrogation, water boarding. >> where is mattis? >> he's against it. not only is he gebs it donald trump told "new york times" that he is against it made trump rethink it. to somebody like john mccain who is the chair of the committee and long-time opponent of that kind of stuff. that's one of the reasons why he's going to push so hard. >> president-elect trump has been quite direct about how much he likes generals. he has a lot of respect for them. >> yes, he does. >> he likes putting them in his cabinet. do you think if this mattis selection has a domino effect on whether general petraeus can be secretary of state? >> he is a more complicated issue because of his background and putting someone in a position who actually was convicted of releasing information and he got involved in an affair with his biograp r biographer. petraeus may turn into a mess.
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mattis is a different situation. i like most american patriots are concerned about the idea of someone who was just this recently in the military being secretary of defense. >> why? what is your fear? >> it's just like lobbyists. when you had presidents try to pass laws. once you leave congress you can't come in and lobby 15 minutes later. i think it's fine for him to have some time as a civilian and be a civilian leader before he comes back and he's in charge in the military. that's the only reason why. we have lots of great generals. >> that's why they wrote into law. when you're talking about civilian control and the framers of the constitution, the main thing they wrote is that congress should be the ones to declare war, which we have seem to given up on a long time ago. civilian control was most important to us, we would have done things differently over the last 50 years. it's complexion, as it were. in its makeup. can we put that up on the board there. we're not in it, they are. first of all, donald trump is well on track. he is filling this cabinet at an
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equal or rapid pace than other president elects have in the past. but as you look at that right now. it is predominantly a white, male cabinet with some women there, dana. you know what can we expect as he fills up the rest of those blank spaces? >> we don't know. the key question, of course, is going to be secretary of state. we talked about general petraeus. i agree with you wholeheartedly just in talking to people on capitol hill, especially and even republicans, it's going to be very hard for them, even in the world of hypocrisy that is washington, d.c., for them to say, oh, you know, let's put the guy in charge of the state department after we spent in the year and a half ripping on the former secretary of state. >> does anyone come up with a compromise? like bob corker. donald trump doesn't seem like the compromise kind of president. >> i think if it is bob corker, to me, obviously, if it's mitt romney, that is the ultimate
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example of donald trump deciding that he's going to be a statesman and not care so much about what his own base is telling him, which is you can't put this guy in there. but bob corker would be sort of the second example of that. that she the safe choice. he's a member of the senate. there's no question he will be confirmed easily, unless something comes out from his past that we don't know about. but he's also not somebody who seems to be a donald trump type. they're just very different personalities and my understanding is that that has been very clear in the meetings that they have had privately. >> let's talk about what we saw last night. donald trump was out on the stump. he was giving sort of one of his quintessential rallies. what did you hear there, alex? >> alisyn, i think we heard this is the guy we're going to be seeing for the next four years. there are a number of checkpoints during the campaign
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when trump clinched the republican nomination after the convention and during the debates when you would hear people in his own party say you're about to see a pivot. a more sober donald trump. he's behaving the same way that he was a year ago with a couple additional notes. at least the sort of formal denu denud denunciation of bigotry. if we're expecting him to stop being an improviser and an over the top showman who makes it up as he goes, i think last night was a big reality check. >> panel, stick around. we have many more questions for you. the showman and dealmaker was on full display and delivered on a campaign promise to keep jobs, about 1,000 of them, in the united states. and he rallied against his former rival and the media. >> i think he thinks the media is his former and current rival. >> that was redundant. so, what can we expect after
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donald trump can break the blue wall, right? we didn't break it, we shattered that sucker. the full donald trump on display last night in cincinnati. recounting in great detail exactly how he won the election and how many people were wrong about it along the way. let's bring back our panel alex burns, dana bash. dana, this was fascinating to see. as alex was saying before the break, what president-elect trump would look like on the stump and he looked like, frankly, candidate trump. a lot of people wonder if winning for him is something he likes to talk about and a strategy for him is that winning is everything. >> winning is everything, no question. and, look, during the entire campaign one of the reasons why donald trump sort of captured attention is not just because of his celebrity, but because we
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have never seen anything like it. and there's no reason to think that is going to change once he gets to the white house. for lots of reasons. first of all, he's 70-year-old guy who has din all right so why would he change? and this is the guy the american people elected. he's the one that they wanted to be in there and they didn't want the same old kind of buttoned p up, you know, talking points kind of person. they wanted this. and, you know what, the one thing that i was noting and watching him is that he was having fun. you know, some of the things that he said were things that i'm sure his advisors did not want him to say. you could see when it was teleprompter trump and then he went into his own world and then back to teleprompter trump. >> you said he was having fun and he talked about that and, in fact, he talked about hillary clinton. i'm interested to hear if you think this is one he should
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avoid. watch this. >> although we did have a lot of fun fighting hillary, didn't we? right. >> so, basically, the way he did on the campaign trail and they started chanting lock her up, lock her up and then he gave sort of a fist raise. i mean, is that -- but is that something that his advisors are like, okay, enough of that. let's go back to that trump? >> as in most things related to trump. a lot of people around him feel the there are people who say i wish he would reign it in a
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little bit. and, look, i think if you listen to his words last night and just sort of look at his overall demeanor, you would think this is a guy who won the election by ten points and he definitely did not. and the evidence that we saw during the campaign is that, actually, even many voters who ultimately cast their ballots for him recoil from some of that spectacle, right? so, it will be really interesting to see once he actually takes office there's any sense of having to limit himself, having to more occupy the traditional role of the presidency. so far, we certainly haven't seen it. but this is a guy who is goes into offices and the most unpopular incoming president we ever had. the need to sort of change perceptions instead of reinforce them is really imperative. >> look, the arena wasn't full and there could be reasons. it could have been traffic. it's harder to fill an arena. >> they said their crowds
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weren't huge. >> many thousands of people there, but it wasn't a full arena. part of the reason there was traffic because there was secret service because he is the president-elect. what's going to happen, when you are president you need deliveerables and you need to prove things to people. he has a deliveerable. but 1,000 people who have jobs that wouldn't have them otherwise. how much more does he need to deliver? exactly for whom? is it his base or everyone? >> john, this is the scariest part. it doesn't matter. we've seen this already with donald trump. he wasn't lying earlier this year when he said i could shoot somebody on fifth avenue. he said i'm not going tapursue charges against hillary clinton. he already said i'm not going to do the wall. i will keep some parts of obama care. it doesn't matter. the people who will support him will like him regardless of what he does. what concerns me as an american citizen, if he gets the
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infrastructure plan done, that's great. overall i have this feeling he will say one thing in front of one group of people and one thing in front of another group of people and he's rarely held accountable. >> that came up not just in cincinnati but at harvard. every four years a remarkable meeting where all these campaign people get together and they have what is supposed to be very cordial meeting where everybody talks about what went right and what went wrong. it wasn't cordial this time and you had the campaign staff still going after each other in a very, very bitter way. i want to play an exchange to you and the voices you're going to hear are those of jennifer palmi palmiri. >> if providing a platform for white supremacists makes me a brilliant strattechtitian i am proud to have lost. >> do you think i ran a campaign
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where white supremacists had a platform? do you think you could have had a decent message for the white working class voters? >> dana bash. >> that went well. look, you're right. we know these people. we have known them covering this campaign and also working on other campaigns and this was, obviously, one of the most, if not the most raw, intense experiences for them. but, you're right. this is usually the forum where everybody can take a breath. the side that lost generally talks about the things that they realize they did wrong. the side that won generally doesn't dance in the end zone. and neither of those things happened. >> if you think that white supremacists were give an platform, you're not going to get over that. time is not going to heal that feeling. that's not just going to go away. >> here's the thing, alisyn, she
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does not just go away. i've been in breitbart. a home and a place for -- >> not just nationale anational. >> here's what's key and why i was concerned about putting steve bannon in there. more americans domestically have been killed by white supremacists since 9/11 than jihadis. these are terrorists. they have been given a home the website of the senior adviser of the united states. that is a legitimate concern for people to have. look, hillary clinton lost. >> they'll say, but they'll say, look, bannon himself, no white supremacist comment that contributed directly to bannon. we have to get that out there. kellyanne conway made the point that that may miss the larger message that donald trump had. we're going to have a chance to talk about that coming up. >> panel, thank you very much for your thoughts. coming up on "new day," we asked a panel of trump supporters about his possible
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praised for his leadership for his battle in fallujah. 11 people are dead in the raging wildfires in tennessee. crews are combing through debris in gatlinburg and pigeon forge. joe mcknight was shot and killed in new orleans. the shooter stayed at the scene and gave his gun to officers. police are saying this could be a case of road rage. investigators say mcknight did not have a gun. starbucks howard shultz is stepping down. he is staying on as chairman and leading an effort to build high-end coffee shops charging as much as $12 for a cup. i thought starbucks already cost that much. go to for the very latest. coming up for us, hear more from our panel of trump supporters. they're talking deals, what they have to say about his agreement with carrier and also the future. that's next.
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during the course of the presidential campaign, we spoke with lots of donald trump supporters because we wanted to learn more about why they felt so passionately about him. so, this week we circled back
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with a group of them and many of you have expressed interest in learning more about these supporters backgrounds. so three of them, three of these politics have been around new hampshire for years. john hikel and paula johnson and susan delemuis on the right is one of the 400 members and her term ends tuesday. delemus was an alternate. i had a chance to speak with them and we start would the carrier deal. >> the headline today was that mr. trump has made a company that was thinking about going to mexico able to stay here in the united states, want to stay here in the united states. >> carrier. you're referring to carrier. >> yes, carrier. >> carrier air conditioner are going to keep 1,000 of their jobs here in indiana. some will go to mexico, but
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1,000 workers will stay here. that's a coup. we don't know that much about the deal. what they were offered in order to keep the jobs here. do you want to know more about that? >> you know, from the beginning, donald trump had said that he was going to make fantastic deals and he was going to persuade companies to invest in america and invest in the american people. he's proven that early on. >> so, if they were given some sort of financial inducement for stay here. let's say they were subsidized somehow, would that bother you? >> no, it would not bother me. the key right now and trump's primary focus is putting the american people first. that's all he cares about. trump in a lot of ways reminds me about a hero of mine which is general patton. i think since world war ii there hasn't been a hero for america like patton was and i think trump is the new hero for america. >> but, john, if there were some
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sort of subsidy given. if there were, i thought the free market didn't pick winners and losers. remember that? >> i remember that well. but i think a lot of businesses and things that we do in this country are subsidized. from petroleum to many compan s companies, government contracts. >> of course. but why did it bother you when the obama administration chose cnlindra but not if it was a subsidy given to a company here. >> i think it was a bad deal. >> that's what you didn't like about it. you thought it was a bad investment and not subsidized. >> it has proven to be bad -- >> but before people knew. before they went bankrupt, lots of conservatives who were upset that they were getting subsi subsidies. what's happened to that feeling? >> i think they're blocking out the fact that most of the things we have here are subsidized anyway. >> are you as conservatives okay with that? >> no subsidizing.
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i can almost guarantee you he was not subsidized. >> drive throughout these towns and this country and empty factories everywhere. somebody should have taken the initiative to save those companies and have them stay here instead of moving. >> conflicts of interest. see, mr. trump has something like 144 businesses all around the world. does anyone have any concern that that will complicate his dealings in the white house? >> no. >> not at all. >> he has a family that, i mean, when you look at these folks. when you look at his kids. talk about raised right. he's going to release the business interest to them. okay because they're totally capable. so, there's not going to be a conflict of interest because he's not going to be directly involved. >> just help me understand this, substitute the word ivanka for chelsea clinton. and if chelsea clinton were going to be running the clinton global initiative or the clinton
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foundation, why would that have bothered you if hillary had won? why would that have been a conflict of interest? >> because chelsea is the product of government. she is the product of parents who have done nothing but make money off of the people and in government and in politics. >> he sold books and he gave speeches. donald trump has made money from selling books -- >> he never had that political background. >> why is it that you're totally comfortable with donald trump's family being able to have these other business interests that we deal with in terms of the u.s. policy and that's okay but it wouldn't be okay for bill and chelsea clinton to have the same deal? >> because mr. trump has disclosed his so-called conflicts around the world. >> how? >> well, by coming out and saying that he owns some of the best real estate and some of the
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best businesses in the world. >> you don't know exactly what the level of connection is to some of these places. >> and what's the purpose of releasing his taxes anyway? >> you can see conflicts of interest. >> i don't agree with that. i don't think that shows up. >> he wasn't in politics. next year i'd like to see his tax return when he's president. but right now he's private. i'd like the to see every member of congress show us every tax return so they can prove they're paying their taxes because we know some of these hypocrites down in washington don't pay taxes. >> it comes down to trust. people trust donald trump. even if they don't admit to it because, again, their party affiliation. behind closed doors they trust him. they trust him as a businessman. he had a solid career. people do not trust hillary clinton. generally they know she's crooked hillary. even the people who supported her. she is, the husband is, the family is. >> you're willing to give him
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the benefit of the doubt and if you find out -- >> that he violated that trust, we'd feel differently. >> the country didn't feel there was enough of a firewall chelsea clinton and if hillary clinton had won. i don't know if the country will feel that there is enough between ivanka -- >> if there is a firewall and the people don't feel that way, that's their problem. >> donald trump is not doing this to become rich. he is doing this for the soul reason to make america great again. >> i think they really support donald trump. look, there are times when you're in a relationship where you have blind spots towards the ones you love. when i heard them say there that mr. trump has disclosed everything, nothing could be further from the truth there. donald trump won fair and square. but he disclosed less than any modern presidential candidate in history. the guy never released his tax
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returns. we don't know any of the details, really, of his vast business relationships. and they have chosen to decide that that's okay. that's their prerogative. >> they're willing to give him the benefit of the doubt and wait until something pops up that is not okay. also, i should mention that we conducted that interview on wednesday before some of the deals. the specifics of the carrier deal were known. now we do know that $7 million worth of tax breaks will be going to carrier. they didn't know that at the time. >> interesting to see. again, donald trump has incredibly wide among his supporters. the cowboys and vikings went down to the wire and this morning fans are talking about the penalty that was not called. the highlights or lowlights if you're a vikings fan, in the bleacher report. for everyone. oh! well that's nice! and checking your score won't hurt your credit. oh! i'm so proud of you. well thank you. free at at, even if you're not a customer.
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the dallas cowboys might never lose again. they've won 11 in a row beating the vikings last night. andy sholes this morning with more in the bleacher report. >> dallas further cementing themselves as super bowl favorites with the win over the vikings.
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dak prescott getting it done. in the fourth quarter he'll swing it over to dez bryant and taking it in for the touchdown. that puts cowboys up 14-9. the vikings were down eight and sam bradford the short pass to mackinnon. they need the two-point c conversion to tie the game. it's going to go incomplete but he wanted a flag because he got hit in the face pretty hard. you can see it on the replay. he never got that flag. cowboys hold on to win 17-15. all right, terrible and familiar news for berman and patriots fans. the season is likely over for rob gronkowski. he is having surgery for a herniated disk in his lower back. the recovery time is eight weeks and the patriots say they're going to wait for the results of the operation before making a final decision. championship weekend in college football. get started tonight. number four washington and
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donald trump held what his campaign or team is calling a thank you rally last night in ohio. the reason i call it a campaign is, well, it looked like a campaign rally and he took on some of his favorite targets from the campaign including us. take a listen. >> people back there, the extremely dishonest press said
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we won in a landslide. that was a landslide and we didn't have the press. the press was brutal. remember you cannot get to 270. the dishonest press. there is no road. folks, how many times did we hear this? there is no path to 270. there is no path. >> all right. let's discuss joining us now cnn contributor and "new york post" contributor with bill carter. bill, first of all, you know, he's right about how many times we here, me, included, pointed out how difficult his path to 270 was. not impossible, but difficult. that's on the one hand. on the other hand, he won. what is the point of continuing to dance in the end zone. what is the point of continuing to take on the media like this?
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not take it on -- >> here's a couple things. one, he enjoys it. part of the showmanship and he would rather do that than be bogged down with all the details of what he has to do in the future. i don't think he particularly finds that as much fun. this is also fun. i also think he does want to keep making the point that he actually won this, even though there are more people who voted for other people. i think that's important that he keep sending that message out. it bothers him. i think it does bother him when he reads that 2.5 million more people voted for hillary clinton. he said he won in an a landslide. >> it's not true. >> it clearly isn't true. a lot of things he said are basically meant to get his base fired up and that's a good applause. i won in a landslide. >> selena, help everyone understand what it means for the next four years. fun and games to poke fun at the media and point them out at his rallies and everybody chants and
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gets worked up. but how many data points do we need at this point to understand what this will look like for freedom of the press for the next four years? >> well, you know, i think it's too early to understand if there's going to be a problem with the press. i'm not as concerned, i think, than a lot of other people are. you know, trump understands that the press is also important to him. he wouldn't have gotten through the primaries and through the early process without all the attention that we gave him. so, i think what happens when he, you know, points us out at a rally or at an event, it helps connect him and remind his voters and his supporters that we got it wrong. and he's the president now. and, you know, they are sort of, you know, they sort of win in
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his eyes because, you know, they were right and we were wrong. >> on the subject of getting it wrong. alisyn did a fascinating interview over the course of two days. with voters, with trump voters where she had a wide-ranging discussion about a number of things, bill. and they kept on bringing up things that just aren't true. let's listen to that. >> do you think that 3 million people illegal voted? >> i believe in california there were illegals that voted. >> how many? >> to tell you the truth, nobody really knows that number. >> do you think three dozen or 3 million? >> i think there was a good amount. we caught some people that they went in and they said the president said i could vote. i'm here illegally. >> did you hear president obama say illegal people can vote? >> yes, i did hear it. >> tell me where. >> google it. you can find it on facebook. >> all right. hold on. i don't want to waste any more
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time but i see where it came from and it's edited a clip that the president and he said nothing of the sort when you go back to the transcript. >> these things are not truth. yet people choose to believe it. >> i don't think they're choosing to believe it. i think there's been a movement to get away from what the media would call straight facts. and what trump puts out there and, listen, a whole series of media that support him and they're going to back him and they're going to confirm things that he says. we know he had a million pinocchios during this race. it happened every week and it didn't hurt him. it didn't hurt him at all because this was more of a sentiment election than a fact-based election. there was support for what he was saying on a visceral level. he was surprised that people took me literally. >> the carrier plant.
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donald trump went to carrier. he struck a deal to keep 1,000 jobs there. he went to carrier and skaid, id forgotten i promised to keep these jobs here. i can't believe you took me seriously. >> and then cory lewendowski said why are people taking him literally. people shouldn't be doing that and it's moved out of what we previously expected, which was that you say things and you mean them. you know. >> no one knows that better than selena zito who spoke to scores and scores of trump supporters. so, salena, how do you see it when, you know, they don't necessarily follow the full thread of a story to its truth-based primary source. >> well, i was there yesterday when he candidly admitted in indianapolis that he didn't remember saying about saving
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carrier. you know, voters, i believe having talked to them, believe they have been force fed information that is against their belief system. and they have just sort of hit this point where they don't believe what we say to them because, you know, they'll watch the news and the description of trump voter has always been, you know, filled with things like racist or bigot or uneducated. to them, those are lies. so, they believe that the media lies not only -- the media is going to lie about them, aren't they lying about everything? that is what has pushed them away from us and we have broken trust with them. and, you know, it's going to take a while to build it back. >> you know, that reminds me. i want to say one more thing. everybody is busy. not everybody are journalists. journalists are tasked with going to the primary source and
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chasing any statement to figure out if it's true. but people are busy in their lives. you see something on your tacebotac facebook feed and you're like, wow, did you see this, bill? that's incredible. >> then they don't bother checking. >> of course, because who has time? >> especially if it confirms their own belief. they're going to really go with it. >> i will say this. liberals and the democrats have as many, if not more complaints right now with the media than trump supporters. no monopoly on it. >> but we are doing our best to go to the source and find out the truth. that is our job. so, that is what we're trying to still do when we do it at our best. you guys always do. bill, salena, thank you very much. we're following a lot of news for you this morning. let's get right to it. >> we are a very divided nation. but we're not going to be divided for long. >> this is just the beginning. >> all companies to keep their
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jobs in america. >> this is kind of corporate welfare. >> we did have a lot of fun fighting hillary, didn't we? >> i would rather lose than win the way you guys did. >> do you think i ran a campaign where white supremacists had a platform. >> they say he's the closest thing to general george patton that we have and it's about time. >> people who worked for james mattis said he'd follow any because he'd do the same for them. >> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. up next, president-elect donald trump celebrating his historic win at his first rally since the election. mr. trump looking and sounding a lot like candidate trump in ohio delivering an american first message and reprising some of his greatest hits from the campaign trail. >> he slipped this in. he told the crowd that he's
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going to pick former marine general james mattis to be his defense secretary. all of this about 49 days away until the inauguration. we have this all covered for you. let's begin with phil mattingly live in cincinnati. good morning, phil. >> good morning, john. it was kind of a return to a natural hab tt after months and months and months on a campaign trail and couped up there three weeks in three separate trump properties. last night he was able to get out and he had quite a few points to make. >> our victory was so great, we have the house, we have the senate and we have the presidency. >> reporter: president-elect donald trump saying thank you and i told you so. >> remember you cannot get to 270. the dishonest press. >> reporter: returning to the stage where he appears most comfortable and delivering an unmistakable message. the unconventional candidate


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